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‘Leery’ customers prompt Walmart to shelve self-scanning service

Walmart has ended a service where customers could ring up their own purchases, showing that old habits die hard even in the digital age.


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

Walmart acknowledges labor violations, permits union logos

Walmart has settled a long-running battle with labor activists over the punishment of workers who claimed they were mistreated by managers for supporting efforts to organize by wearing union insignia.


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 7:21 p.m.

Walmart rushes into India, paying $16B for stake in Flipkart

The retail giant announced Wednesday that it would make a 77 percent stake in Flipkart, which since its founding more than a decade ago has evolved from a modest startup …


Idaho Supreme Court rules on slip-and-fall lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court must once again review a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Walmart.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Driver in deadly immigrant smuggling case gets life sentence

The driver of a big rig involved in the deaths of 10 smuggled immigrants in Texas last year was sentenced Friday to life in prison.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Walmart banks on tower power: North Spokane store included in Washington rollout

Walmart will add more than 500 “pickup towers” to stores across the U.S. this year, including the North Spokane location.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

Walmart reportedly eyes deal with insurer Humana

Walmart may be looking to dive deeper into the rapidly evolving health care market by acquiring the insurer Humana, according to the Wall Street Journal.


Walmart removes Cosmopolitan magazine from checkout aisles

Walmart says it was a business decision to remove Cosmopolitan magazine from its checkout aisles, but some groups have raised concerns about the sexual content of the publication marketed to …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

20-year-old sues Dick’s, Walmart over new gun policies, alleges age discrimination

A 20-year-old man from Oregon has filed lawsuits against Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart, alleging the two retailers discriminated against him when they refused to sell him a rifle this …


Dinner to go: Walmart to expand meal kits to more stores

Walmart wants a bigger slice of the crowded meal kits business, announcing Monday that it will offer easy-to-make dinners in more stores this year.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Walmart sets age of 21 to buy firearms, ammunition

Walmart says it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21.


Walmart launching new clothing brands, joining Target, Amazon

The world’s largest retailer is unveiling four new lines for women, men and children with items from $5 to $30 that will be available Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Police body camera footage shows moments leading up to fatal Shadle shooting

Police released body camera footage that shows the dramatic moments leading up to a fatal police shooting at Shadle Center late last year.


Walmart to launch new online home shopping experience

Walmart is launching a new online home shopping experience in the coming weeks that will let shoppers discover items based on their style.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

Walmart’s plunge sinks retailers, breaks streak for stocks

The biggest drop in Walmart’s stock in 30 years and losses in other sectors pulled U.S. indexes lower Tuesday, snapping a six-day winning streak.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Walmart outlines wage increase details for Washington, Idaho employees

Nearly two weeks after announcing higher hourly wages and one-time bonuses for its employees, Walmart has provided more specifics what employees in Washington and Idaho will be receiving.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Walmart boosts starting pay, closing dozens of Sam’s Clubs

Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam’s Club warehouse stores across the country – a move that seems sure to cost jobs – on the same day …


Man accused of fraudulent return scheme targeting regional Walmart stores

Clarkston police officers arrested a 42-year-old Washington man who is accused of being involved in a fraudulent scheme to return stolen items at regional Walmart stores, allegedly making off with …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 11:52 p.m.

Law enforcement, kids take a spin through the toy aisles at annual Holidays and Heroes event

About 100 children in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene region were chauffeured around area shopping centers at this year’s Holidays and Heroes event.


Judge halts clearing of rare forest targeted for Walmart

Bulldozers downing trees on a property targeted for a Walmart-anchored shopping center were ordered to stop work after a federal judge issued an emergency injunction sought by environmentalists fighting to …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 8:57 a.m.

In the age of Amazon, Walmart is changing its legal name

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is changing its legal name effective Feb. 1 as it shifts away from physical stores in the age of Amazon’s increasing dominance,


Christmas Bureau gains new partnership with Walmart

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a new toy under the tree and this year the Christmas Bureau has a new partner in providing discounted toys to children in need.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

Walmart pulls “Rope. Tree. Journalist.” T-shirt from site

Walmart has pulled a T-shirt offered by an outside seller from its online store after a journalist advocacy group told the retailer it found the shirt threatening.


Shoppers say fake Fingerlings were sold through big sites

Shoppers rushing to find Fingerlings, the robotic monkeys that are a hot toy this holiday season, say they’ve been fooled into buying fakes through outside sellers on Amazon and Walmart.com.


Walmart sees strong online sales lift third-quarter results

NEW YORK – A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart’s results Thursday ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

Walmart.com teams up with upscale Lord & Taylor

Walmart will devote a section on its website to upscale Lord & Taylor, the latest strategic partnership as retailers make alliances.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 1:06 p.m.

Inside-your-home deliveries could raise insurance premiums

Smart locks that let retailers deliver packages inside houses or apartments with a digital code while you are away raise liability questions and could raise home insurance rates, experts said.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 7:48 p.m.

Suspect walked off job hours before Colorado Walmart attack

A man accused of opening fire inside a suburban Denver Walmart, killing three people, abruptly walked away from his roofing company job hours before the attack, his former boss said …


Suspect named in Colorado Walmart shooting that killed 3

THORNTON, Colo. – Colorado authorities have identified a man who police say nonchalantly walked into a Walmart and immediately opened fire with a handgun, killing two men and a woman …